As a neonatal therapist, Pam is currently developing and implementing physical therapy programs in two Neonatal Intensive Care Units in San Francisco, California.
Neonatal therapists provide highly specialized and individualized therapeutic interventions in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Evidence-based research has shown these interventions support optimal long-term development, prevent adverse sequelae and nuture the infant-family bond.
Preterm infants’ brains are more vulnerable and more likely to have delays in cognitive, neuromotor, and social-emotional development.
Pam is passionate about optimizing developmental outcomes of these very special infants at the earliest point in their lifespan.
Pam is also a feeding specialist, teaching premature infants how to feed from a bottle when they can start to nipple. She is able to identify normal oral-motor patterns and to differentiate disorganized from dysfunctional patterns. She has been NOMAS® certified.